|By Business Wire||
|December 3, 2013 02:00 PM EST||
Lavastorm Analytics, a leading global analytics software company, announced today the Naughty or Nice contest that will run from December 3, 2013 to December 24, 2013. The contest encourages business analysts to use the agile, visual analytic environment of the Lavastorm Analytics Engine, to analyze the data in the Naughty and Nice lists to help Santa deliver his presents. Entrants that complete and submit their analysis to Lavastorm Analytics will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Air or one of five $20 Amazon Vouchers. To enter the contest, business analysts are invited to visit http://ww2.lavastorm.com/Naughty-or-Nice.html to download their contest kit, which includes instructions on how to download and use the Lavastorm Analytics Engine.
As part of completing their 15-minute contest submission, contestants will experience the benefits of using the Lavastorm Analytics Engine for data management and data analysis. With the Lavastorm Analytics Engine, analysts can integrate data from just about any source, easily assemble complex analytic logic to detect anomalies, outliers or patterns, and publish results to peers and managers – all at a speed that is 10x faster than traditional analytic tools.
What: With the holiday season only a few weeks away, Santa needs help analyzing his Naughty and Nice lists so he can better deliver presents to those that deserve them. To help with this task, Lavastorm Analytics is providing detailed instructions to guide business analysts to complete three exercises using Lavastorm Analytics Engine:
- Detect if people appear on both lists (an obvious problem)
- Detect records that are missing key fields
- Create a histogram to show how nice the population was this year, and
- Analyze people’s preferences to plan how many deliveries need to be made via the chimney or via the front door.
When: Lavastorm Analytics will accept contest entries up until midnight on December 24, 2013.
Where: Participants can enter the Naughty or Nice contest by registering to get their contest kit at: http://ww2.lavastorm.com/Naughty-or-Nice.html.
Who: The contest is open to any individual over the age of 18, but is especially designed for business analysts, data scientists, IT professionals, and other people with an interest in data analytics. Employees of Lavastorm Analytics are not eligible to win.
“Preparing the Naughty and Nice lists and checking them twice for accuracy is a very time consuming, manual process,” said Santa. “In the past, we have had some data quality issues with the lists, because we always receive a few complaints. Finding them requires an analytic tool that is powerful, agile, and easy to use so I’m thrilled to be working with Lavastorm Analytics to address this issue. Participating in the contest and helping me clean and analyze the lists automatically guarantees you a spot on the Nice list this year.”
With the Lavastorm Analytics Engine, you too can help Santa analyze the lists and ensure that the deliveries are made on time and to the correct people this year. Plus you might even win a new iPad Air. Register for Santa’s Naughty and Nice contest and submit your contest entry by December 24, 2013 for a chance to win.
About Lavastorm Analytics
Lavastorm Analytics is a global analytics software company that enables a new, agile way to analyze, optimize, and control data and business processes. The company’s products provide analysts with programming powers previously limited to IT to rapidly unify disparate data, easily construct complex analytics, and effectively deliver actionable insight and results. Analytics built in Lavastorm can easily be deployed as persistent solutions and applications, providing continuous analytic monitoring across multiple systems and complex, data-intensive processes. Lavastorm’s solutions have identified business improvements worth billions of dollars for some of the largest corporations in the world. For more information, please visit: www.lavastorm.com.